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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 75lb dog should be fed 4 3/4 - 6 cups


Calorie Content
This product contains 3761 kilocalories/kilogram or 285 kilocalories per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).


Ingredients
Chicken meal, brown rice, oatmeal, corn gluten meal, barley, natural chicken flavor, chicken fat, rice, dried beet pulp (sugar removed), pea fiber, anchovy oil (source of DHA), sodium silico aluminate, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, psyllium seed husk, soya oil, salt, sodium tripolyphosphate, taurine, borage oil, fructo-oligosaccharides, vitamins [dl-alpha tocopherol (source of vitamin E), inositol, niacin, L-ascrobyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), D-calcium panthotenate, biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A acetate, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement], choline chloride, glucosamine hydrochloride*, Trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], L-Carnitine*, tea (green tea extract), marigold extract (Calendula officinalis L.), chondroitin sulfate*, preserved with mixed tocopherols (a source of vitamin E) and citric acid, rosemary extract.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein Minimum 30.0%
Crude Fat Minimum 13.0%
Crude Fiber Maximum 3.0%
Moisture Maximum 9.0%
Glucosamine* Minimum 1100 mg/kg
Chondroitin* Minimum 100 mg/kg
L-Carnitine* Minimum 200 mg/kg
Vitamin E Minimum 600 IU/kg
Lutein Minimum 5 mg/kg
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.


Nutritional Statement:
Canine Health Nutrition MAXI Labrador Retriever 30 Formula for Labrador Retrievers over 15 months of age is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Wed January 2, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content, low quality grain, controversial filler

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product, in meal form. It is the sole significant meat product in the food, and our confidence that this product contains a decent amount of meat is low.


The main grains in the food are rice, oatmeal and corn. Rice and oatmeal are decent quality grains, but corn is a low quality product in dog food. It is a difficult to digest grain that is commonly associated with allergy problems. Corn Gluten Meal is the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm. In plain English, that bit of the corn leftover after most of the nutritious bits have been removed. Pea fiber and the husks of psyllium seeds are further filler.


Beet pulp is controversial filler which appears to be used in large quantities in this food. It is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.


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